The 2018 NYCSEF Online Registration System is OPEN!   Please click HERE to begin.


The 2018 NYCSEF Application will close at midnight on 12/13/17.  Information related to this year’s application process is below.

The NYCSEF Application, Rules and Guidelines should be reviewed prior to starting your application.

  • To register, you will need to enter a working email address.
  • You should be prepared to complete three sections of the application: Student Information, Project Information & Additional Information.
  • Once you complete the first section, Part 1, you will be prompted to start Part 2 go ahead and click to start that next section. You can suspend and resume your application immediately afterwards, once you are have started Part 2 (or Part 3).  You must follow the link from Part 1 to Part 2 and then again from Part 2 to Part 3 for all sections of the application to be populated with your name and same project ID number.
  • After completing each of the three sections, you will receive a confirmation email for each section that you must print and send in as part of your application.

Upon starting your application, YOU WILL HAVE 30 DAYS TO COMPLETE IT, then your link to access your application will expire. If you’d like to set up a dummy account to view the system, please register your first name as “TEST” and then continue with the registration normally. You will have to start a new application using your real information when you are ready to apply and complete the application.

Ready to send your application?  All submissions must include:
1.  Print-outs of the confirmation emails from all 3 sections of the online registration (Student Info, Project Info & Additional Info).

2. All required forms: Signature Page, Forms 1, 1A and 1B plus all required supplemental forms (as applicable).

3. Two copies of your research paper (see page 4 in the Rules & Guidelines).

Mail all of the above to:

NYCSEF at 16 Court Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11241  no later than 12/13/17.  Applications postmarked after this date will not be accepted.

If you have questions, please contact our office by email at or phone at 718-254-7252 (Monday through Fridays, 8:30AM to 4PM).  Follow us @officialnycsef on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook for updates on application review and fair events.

Good Luck!

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

  1. 13Dec2017 NYCSEF Project Application Due Date
  2. 04Mar2018 NYCSEF Preliminary Round @ The City College of New York.
  3. 20Mar2018 NYCSEF Finals Round @ The American Museum of Natural History
  4. 26Mar2018 NYCSEF Awards Ceremony @ The Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  5. 13May2018 International Science & Engineering Fair Week May, 13-18 in Pittsburgh, PA

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